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FARMERS MARKET REPORT: WEEK OF JANUARY 3, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Windrose Farms will NOT be at the market this week!!  Schaner Farms has green garlic!! and beets!  Coastal Organics has beautiful lettuces and baby broccoli.  Baby artichokes are on hiatus until mid-January. Cara caras from Rancho Del Sol have arrived and soon, blood oranges from  Beck Grove!!!

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WINTER CROPS:

Bacon, Mexicola and Gwen Avocados, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cardones, Baby Cauliflower, Celery Root, Cherimoyas, Citrus:  Buddha’s Hand, Grapefruit, Meyer lemons, Mandarins, Kumquats (late winter), Blood Oranges, Pomelos, Tangelos, Dates, Dragon Fruit, Escarole, Fennel, Kale:  Black, Peacock, Kohlrabies, Leeks, Mushrooms:  Black Trumpet, Chanterelle, Oyster, Shitake, Nettles, Parsnips, Radicchio, Radishes, Sapotes, Sorrel, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Turnips, Winter Squash

Allow this to be your navigational guide to menu-making and spontaneous cravings, getting what’s in season locally and just one chapter of living, breathing sustainability.

MARKET FORECAST:

Winter is finally upon us and the weather is driving what will be picked.  There is rain and snow in the forecast so expect the unexpected***
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